The SICL has established a collaboration with the scientific communities of Japan and Brazil through the organization of joint workshops to promote bilateral cultural exchange in order to trigger new scientific collaborations and to strengthen existing ones.

Italy-Japan Bilateral Workshop

Since 2002 it has been establishing a partnership with the Japanese Society of Liquid Crystals (JLCS). The two societies organized every two years, alternately in the two countries, joint workshops. The SICL-JLCS workshops  were held in different Italian and Japanese locations:

Erice (TP) 2002

Tsu, 2004

Castiglioncello (PI), 2006

Nara, 2008

Cetraro (CS), 2010

Tokyo, 2012

Ravenna, 2014

Kyoto, 2016

The next workshop will be held in Pavia in conjunction with the next national congress SICL  17 to 20 September 2018  .Visit the website for more information at

Workshop Italy-Brazil

In 2012, in Erice the SICL and the Brazilian scientific community on liquid crystals have inaugurated a series of bilateral workshops.

In 2013, Maceio in Brazil the second workshop was held between the two Italian and Brazilian delegations .

5th Workshop of Liquid Crystals for Photonics

It will be held in Erice from the 2nd to the 7th September 2014 as part of the XXth International School on Liquid Crystals.  Visit the website for more information at

The website of the Italian community of scientists on liquid crystals